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Savannah Monitor Enclosure Help

Discussion in 'Herp Habitat Construction' started by T-Rection, May 14, 2018.

  1. T-Rection

    T-Rection Member

    Hi there, im hoping to get some information/help on a new enclosure i am making. I have been doing my research for the passed couple months and i am planning on getting a Savannah monitor. The enclosure i am building is going to be 9x4x4. But i would like to know some details about how people actually mount the lighting to the inside of the tank as well as what i should use for waterproofing/sealing the tank so the wood doesn't start to rot or anything like that. Any and all information is a huge help to me so i would really appropriate it (pictures would be great too) :)
     
  2. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

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  3. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    It won`t let me upload any photos, I think it`s the website here that`s the problem?
     
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  5. T-Rection

    T-Rection Member

    that care sheet was really good i have bookmarked it thanks again :) , as far as the actual lighting goes how do people usually mount them from inside the tanks? is a small hole drilled for the cords to go through and then the lights are left hanging or are they screwed into the wood itself? also what type of light fixture would i have to get to withstand the heat of the bulbs? (i usually just use the big lamps with ceramic made for reptiles so i have never done this myself)
     
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    100_1587 (1).JPG I hang them loose from the ceiling which means you have more adjustment, but depending on enclosure height you can also fix them to the top, in which case you will probably need to adjust the basking object`s height and/or wattage, always use ceramic bulb fixtures.
    Most experienced keepers use par 30 or par 38 halogen bulbs (must be flood beam) these can be fitted with a dimmer switch for easily adjusting the surface temp or as stated raise/lower bulb/s basking object.
    I need to use more bulbs because of my monitor`s size, I made the box to stop him knocking them together..... The idea is to evenly heat at least the SV (snout to vent) length of the animal. To add; the box is hanging on chains so I can easily adjust the height.. 100_1586.JPG 100_1858.JPG
     
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  7. T-Rection

    T-Rection Member

    Awesome thank you very much :)
     
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  8. T-Rection

    T-Rection Member

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    Will these work?
     
  9. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    They would except the wattage is much too low. Try around 70-80 actual wattage. (Maybe more depending on the distance to the basking object)
     
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  10. T-Rection

    T-Rection Member

    ok thanks :) ill try these out cuz i already bought them but if its too low i can just return them and get the higher wattage ones
     

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